Recently, CLINSH was one of the proud partners of the Corridor Week. During this week (from 6 to 8 November 2018), symposiums and other events took place on multimodality, clean transport and cross-border cooperation on international corridors.
The Province of Zuid-Holland hosted the Corridor Week as an initiative to connect all parties from the so-called ‘Eurodelta’- and thus the corridors – thereby uniting efforts in Flanders, North Rhine-Westphalia and the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Overijssel and Zeeland into a single, strong network and initiating work towards a common agenda for corridors.
The Eurodelta consists of a variety of economic centres, which together are crucial to the economic performance of the region. At a time when the gas tap is closing, the last mine in the Ruhr area will close, the Silk Road is on the rise and the results of the Paris Climate Agreement have yet to become visible, it is important to guarantee the future of the Eurodelta. A sustainable and multimodal corridor approach can be achieved only by working together.
Corridor Week served as a platform in which policy-makers, entrepreneurs and researchers from the Eurodelta contributed to a working agenda in the run-up to a single powerful Eurodelta network. Port companies, large business associations (VNO-NCW, Deltalinqs), provinces/regions, large municipalities and knowledge institutes were invited to show commitment to this network and the working agenda that was presented.
CLINSH network partners contributed to the following sub-activities:
Conference ‘The Promise of Integrated Borderless Corridor Development’ in Alsdorf, Germany on November 6th
The Corridor Conference on integrated borderless corridor development was organised by Rijkswaterstaat, North Rhine-Westphalia and Flanders. It was aimed at high level professionals, who are committed with corridor development. CLINSH’s Annet van Lier held a presentation on the benefits of corridor development for cleaner inland shipping.
Session ‘Inland Shipping - Cooperation for clean transport’ in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on November 7th
We all want modal shift yet the transport by road keeps increasing. During this conference, the focus was on making this shift happen. The program included a work session with New Ways Brabant and Multimodal Flanders. The New Ways Brabant platform is a market-driven initiative set up by carriers, while Multimodal Flanders is set up by the government. Both organizations gave a glimpse into their practice. Also Heineken explained how the realization of new business and climate goals can go hand in hand, alias the Green Corridor. This session had the cooperation of the provinces of Gelderland, Noord-Brabant, Flanders and Zeeland.
Steering Committee CLINSH in Rotterdam on November 7th
The Steering Committee meeting was planned during the Corridor Week, enabling the steering committee members to attend also the rest of the programme – which included a keynote by professor and bestseller author Mr Peter Frankopan, known from his book ‘Silk Roads’